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The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $50,478.
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$37k - $73k
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$502 - $6k
$830 - $15k
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$34k - $70k

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Job Satisfaction for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

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The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Specialist are from the companies U.S. Army, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $79,480. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and U.S. Air Force (USAF), earning around $63,323 and $58,310, respectively. Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. pays the lowest at around $38,621. U.S. Army and U.S. Department of Defense also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,000 and $53,691, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Skills in Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Benefits Administration, Recruiting and Employee Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,649 based on 424 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,430 based on 4,913 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,136 based on 2,184 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,217 based on 1,519 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,439.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 24.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.9% more).

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